The Dupret MRC group and Csicsvari IST group met for a joint Lab retreat in Hungary. Members of each lab presented their ongoing work and discussed future directions with a particular emphasis on sleep reactivation of waking hippocampal activity patterns. A productive meeting was had by all.
Miss Alessia Manganaro has joined the group of Jozsef Csicsvari as an MRC-funded DPhil student.Alessia obtained her BSc in the University of Palermo and MSc in Neurosciences in the University of Florence.
Our congratulations go to Unit D.Phil student Alessia Manganaro, who successfully defended her D.Phil. thesis, entitled “Functional differentiation along the dorso-ventral axis of the hippocampus”, on Friday 29th May 2014.
Alessia's examiners were Prof David Bannerman (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford) and Dr Colin Lever (Durham University). Alessia was supervised by Prof Jozsef Csicsvari and Prof Peter Somogyi.
Alessia is pictured with Prof Csicsvari, and celebrating with her student colleagues.
Please welcome second year physiology student James Duffell who has joined the Dr. Jozsef Csicsvari Lab as a visiting student. Under the supervision of Dr. David Dupret, he will be working on the hippocampal network activity associated with spatial memory.
Ruth Faram, of Jeff McIlhinney's group, delivered a short presentation of her results, entitled 'The Curious Case of Copine -6', part of the transfer process from Probationary Research Student to DPhil status.